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Trace Adkins Throws Down The Opry During USO Tour

first_imgGrand Ole Opry member Trace Adkins took the Grand Ole Opry’s 90th Anniversary celebration with him on his recent ten-day, three-country USO tour to the Middle East and Europe, launching what’s called the OPRY CIRCLE THROWDOWN.Trace Adkins Circle ThrowdownCredit/Copyright: Opry.comDuring his USO performances, Adkins threw down a replica of the famed six-foot Opry Circle of wood symbolizing the oak center stage at the Opry House, sharing the excitement of the Opry’s 90th with military personnel, and performing Opry favorites. See it all here.Following Adkins’ return from the USO tour, the Opry will enlist dozens of other artists to join the celebration, performing their own planned and impromptu Circle Throwdowns across the country and around the world. After throwing their circles down behind a signature Opry microphone stand and performing for fans, they’ll “throw it” to an artist friend to keep the fun going. Fans will be able to watch the fun throughout the year at opry.com.The official Opry Circle was created when the Opry moved from the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville to the Opry House in 1974. The circle was removed from the Ryman stage and placed in the Opry House such that the generations of artists who step on its boards today are standing where their country music heroes – Patsy Cline, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash, among them – once stood.The Opry’s 90th Anniversary Celebration continues throughout the year in Nashville with special shows and events.Trace’s Opry Circle Throwdown kicked off the Opry’s “Cause For Applause” in May, benefitting MusicCorps and the USO.Source:Opry.comlast_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

A Magical Evening For The Christopher Dana Reeve Foundation

first_imgLast week, The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation hosted the first-ever “A Magical Evening Chicago” at The Peninsula Chicago.Kathy Brock with Mike DitkaCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesThis year’s event, hosted by ABC 7 news co-anchor Kathy Brock, honored former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon with the Christopher Reeve Spirit of Courage Award and presented Geoff Kent, founder of Spinal Cord Injury Sucks with the Jon O’Connor Visionary Leadership Award.The evening featured music by the Chicago Diamond Trio.Jim McMahon with Mike DitkaCredit/Copyright: Getty ImagesCelebrating its 25th anniversary this year, The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy.Additional attendees included The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation CEO Peter Wilderotter and Mike Ditka.last_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

Fighting AIDS Is Not Just An Act On Broadway

first_imgWhile the classic musical “Rent” probably comes to mind when thinking of Broadway and HIV/AIDS awareness, did you know that supporting the Broadway community can help raise awareness and funds?Fighting AIDS is a long-standing part of Broadway culture, which means that when you go to a Broadway show, it is often possible that you are also contributing to a great cause.Broadway CaresAn entire organization, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, is dedicated to Broadway’s involvement in fighting AIDS. It assists artists with AIDS and other critical health issues through use of The Actors Fund, and it helps promote AIDS awareness nationwide. You can support Broadway Cares by making a donation or attending one of its many events.Broadway stars’ personal charity workHIV/AIDS is a personal cause in the Broadway world — many Broadway stars have lost their lives to it, such as Larry Kert, who originated the role of Tony in “West Side Story.” Perhaps because Broadway stars’ charity efforts are not usually as well documented as Hollywood celebrities, you might not be aware of how much they are doing for AIDS awareness and research.For instance, Anthony Rapp, an original “Rent” cast member, has been known to give lectures about HIV/AIDS and how art has influenced society’s discourse about the illness. Rapp also works with the Friends in Deed organization, which provides advocacy and support for those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and other illnesses.World AIDS DayMany of those involved with Broadway were also involved in 2015’s World AIDS Day, which did major fundraising at its annual worldwide awareness campaign. In fact, the wearing of red ribbons, now synonymous with AIDS awareness, began at the 1991 Tony Awards when actors wore them pinned to their gowns and tuxedos. Broadway Cares still distributes “Not Over” pins and red ribbons to help spread awareness for World AIDS Day.Exposure and informationBecause AIDS is a Broadway-wide concern, many Broadway plays increase exposure to the disease and provide information to attendees. For example, “As Is,” which premiered in 1985, also focuses on the AIDS pandemic in a New York City group of friends. “Falsettos,” which premiered in 1992, tells the story of a man as he navigates relationships with his ex-wife, his psychiatrist, his son and his gay lover. “The Normal Heart,” which made its Broadway debut in 2011 after many years off-Broadway, focuses on the AIDS crisis between 1981 and 1984 through the eyes of the leader of an HIV advocacy group.Get tickets ahead of timeIf you want to see any of these Broadway shows, you should purchase your tickets ahead of time through an online retailer like Telecharge and avoid the high-pressure situation of buying tickets at the theater. Check out the Telecharge interface for tickets to “The Phantom of the Opera” and see how convenient purchasing tickets this way can be. You also can find more information about this Broadway play, and you can read it at your own pace.last_img read more


October 16, 2019 0

SP to support BSP, AAP candidates in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: The Samajwadi Party Monday announced its support for five BSP and two AAP candidates in Delhi. The party itself is not contesting Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, which has seven seats. SP general secretary R S Yadav said here that the central leadership has decided that the party will extend support to BSP candidates contesting on East, North East, West, South and Chandni Chowk seats. It will also support Aam Admi Party candidates on New Delhi and North West seats. The BSP has not fielded candidates from New Delhi and North West Delhi seats. The SP and BSP have an alliance in Uttar Pradesh. Delhi will vote in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls on May 12.last_img read more


October 12, 2019 0

Police: Rome is increasingly prey to Italy’s 3 big mafias

ROME — Police say Italy’s three big organized crime syndicates are increasingly infiltrating Rome’s economy, sometimes collaborating for efficiency.The semi-annual report of the national anti-Mafia investigative police agency DIA offers a grim analysis of how the Sicilian Mafia, Naples-area Camorra and Calabria-rooted ‘ndrangheta invest illegal revenues heavily in Rome hotels, restaurants and stores, often aided by complicit lawyers and accountants.DIA analysts say mobsters from the three crime syndicates based in southern Italy blend into Rome’s populous neighbourhoods. They say the mobsters often set up companies run by professionals to infiltrate public contract bidding. They also warn of the mobsters’ ability to corrupt local officials.Separately, authorities said Wednesday they suspect Rome authorities and local mobsters colluded to demand payoffs from street vendors for permission to operate near major tourist attractions.The Associated Press read more


October 12, 2019 0

Burlington police chase ends with injuries

Three people are in hospital after a high speed chase in Burlington Monday night.The series of events started downtown where police were going after a driver travelling at high speeds. That driver ended up crashing into two other cars at Brant Street and Plains Road. The driver tried to run from the scene but was arrested shortly thereafter. Two adults and one child were taken to Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital with unknown injuries. The Special Investigations Unit has been called in to investigate the crash. The area will be blocked in all directions around Brant Street and Plains Road for several hours.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more


October 7, 2019 0

Only Security Council can call for UN probe of Aristides leaving Haiti

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said the Security Council was responsible for deciding whether there should be an investigation of how President Jean-Bertrand Aristide came to leave Haiti.”This is an issue that the Council will have to discuss and determine whether it takes it up or not, because the Council acted on the assumption that the President had resigned and they had a letter of resignation before them,” he said as he entered UN Headquarters, replying to a question on calls for a probe from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the African Union (AU).”If they want to get into the investigation and they gave me the mandate, I would be duty-bound to undertake it. And so this is an issue that we will need to discuss with the Council,” he said.Meanwhile, Mr. Annan’s spokesman said a security and humanitarian mission reached the northern Haitian city of Cap Haitien by way of Gonaïves today, but concern was rising that food stocks in Gonaïves could soon run out because of roadblocks impeding access to the strategically located town.The mission included representatives of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), spokesman Fred Eckhard told journalists in New York.Tomorrow an assessment mission will examine access along the road joining the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, and the border of the Dominican Republic, he said.The Norwegian Government has provided 100 trucks to help logistics, Mr. Eckhard said, and the French Red Cross has given UNICEF seven ambulances. UNICEF has also received $300,000 worth of medical supplies, while the distribution of water by truck has resumed in Port-au-Prince.The UN is concerned because many hospitals and schools still have not been functioning, he added. read more


October 6, 2019 0

War erupts over metal detecting on Britains battlefields

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. An archaeologist working on the battlefield in Luetzen, German They are the sites which have witnessed the bloodiest fights that have shaped the course of history, but now a more genteel war is being fought on the battlefields of Britain. Metal detecting enthusiasts have gone head to head with Historic England over the heritage group’s attempts to prevent them from scouring the sites for treasures without supervision. The National Council of Metal Detectors (NCMD), representing hobbyists since 1981, has refused to approve a new code setting down the guidelines for how detectorists should behave.It withdrew its support for the voluntary code after Historic England threw a “spanner” in the works at the 11th hour, calling for all detecting on registered battlefields to be “a part of an organised and structured archaeological survey”. There has long been accusations that important battlefields  – including Tewkesbury where Edward IV achieved his great Wars of the Roses victory in 1471, and Shrewsbury- where Henry V’s first great battle was waged in 1403 – have been damaged and evidence lost because marauding detectorists do not ensure items are reported and recorded correctly. But the detectorists argue that because of the scattered nature of material on battlefields, their method is the best way to gather the historical evidence.  There is no legal protection for items on a battlefield, apart from for some structural remains which are registered as Scheduled Monuments.  An archaeologist working on the battlefield in Luetzen, GermanCredit:Alamy Stock Photo The code of practice, which is voluntary, was first issued in 2006 but was updated at the end of last year. However, tempers frayed when Historic England attempted to make last minute changes during a meeting to discuss it’s finalisation. The NCMD and the Federation of Independent detectorists both refused to sign up to the code because of the intervention, meaning hobbyists can continue to use metal detectors on battlefields under their guidelines.An NCMD spokesman said: “The NCMD felt it was being pressured into agreeing a wording of the code it was not fully happy with.”They said that they would keep the code under review. A spokesman for Historic England said: “There is no question that detectorists share a passion for our history – and as detecting technology improves, the opportunities for using this technique to revolutionise our understanding of the past also increase.“We really value the opportunity to work with detectorists and to discuss how – through initiatives such as the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the metal detecting Code of Practice – we can ensure that the potential that detecting offers for understanding our past is properly met.”Their position is supported by the charity the Battlefield Trust, which says: “Ad hoc metal detecting, whether or not recording is undertaken, can cause the loss of evidence. It thus jeopardises future advances in understanding of the nature of the fighting that can be gained from systematic archaeological survey by distorting the surviving distribution pattern.” read more


September 25, 2019 0

RK Vojvodina players help to calm down suspicious passenger on Lufthansa flight

RK Vojvodina flight RK Vojvodina players suddenly became heroes in Serbia after unexpected troubles on their flight back from Porto, where they lost 37:15 in the last EHF Champions League match of the season. On the Lufthansa flight from German Frankfurt to Belgrade, one of the passengers wanted to open cockpit, but cabin crew with the help of RK Vojvodina guys, prevented him from making some serious problem:– Stewards asked Aleksey Rastvorcev and assitant coach Dušan Mirković to take care of him. They was sitting around him in bussiness class – says RK Vojvodina president Milan Djukic. Police arrested suspicious passenger immediately after landing in Belgrade airport. He has dual citizenship of Jordan and USA. ← Previous Story Klein buzzer-beater for Kiel win over Veszprem Next Story → PSG and Flensburg at the top read more


September 22, 2019 0

Kim Andersson to play until 2021

Kim Andersson will continue his career with IFK Ystad. The 36-years old right back who was among TOP handball stars in a previous period where he was a member of German THW Kiel, decided to play two years more in average Swedish team. One of the strongest lefthanded profile in the world of handball in previous decade, moved from Germany, where he played between 2005 and 2012. Numerous injuries forced him to find something easier. He played for KIF Kolding between 2012 and 2015, when he former Swedish national team member decided to come back home…Kim Anderson about EHF EURO 2018 golden team: I always say France! Kim Andersson ← Previous Story Signell has 16 Swedish girls for Women’s EHF EURO 2018 Next Story → Johannes Jogi Bitter to play his 500th match in DKB Bundesliga read more


September 22, 2019 0

The 9 at 9 Thursday

first_imgEvery morning, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine stories you need to know a little before 9am.1. #GARTH BROOKS Refunds for Garth Brooks tickets are scheduled to begin today through Ticketmaster. A last-ditch attempt to save the gigs failed last night, when Dublin City Council refused to allow Aiken Promotions an uncontested High Court review.2. #SOCIAL WELFARE There is no evidence that a disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare in Ireland, an ESRI report says. It found that there is “no consistent pattern of over representation of migrants” receiving social welfare.3. #ISRAEL A temporary ceasefire between Hamas and Israel is due to come into effect this morning, after four Palestinian children were killed on a beach by an Israeli strike. The halt in hostilities is on humanitarian grounds and was requested by the UN.4. #EDUCATION Hundreds of teachers won’t be trained for the new English curriculum in the Junior Cycle course by September. The news has prompted renewed calls for a delay in the implementation of the new curriculum.5. #ON THE RUN The findings of an inquiry into secret letters about “on-the-runs” are due to be published today. After the collapse of the trial of a man suspected of the 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing, the scheme was made public.6. #DANGEROUS BMW is recalling 1.6m Series cars worldwide so that it can fix an airbag problem. It said that the affected cars were built between May 2009 and August 2006 and the measure was precautionary.7. #ANGLO TAPES New Anglo Tapes have been revealed in the Irish Independent today. The tapes show David Drumm speaking to a fellow senior bank executive about ‘burning’ bondholders and morality.8. #INQUEST A widower described an inquest into his wife’s death as a “cover up”, the Irish Times reports. The outburst from Michael Kivlehan came as he and his family said they were “stunned” at the coroner’s “restrictive” approach to witnesses in the inquest into Dhara Kivlehan’s death after childbirth.9. #COURTS A teacher in his 20s has been jailed for having sex with a pupil aged 14. The Donegal man had no previous convictions and was sentenced to two years for each of two charges, to be served concurrently, says the Examiner.last_img read more


September 22, 2019 0

Nervous 24yearold Steve Jobs prepares for first TV appearance video

first_imgThe Steve Jobs we’ve come to know in recent years isn’t just a fan of the camera, he seems to excel in front of it. The tech world stops and listens when he appears, and his presence at Apple, and as the public face of Apple, can’t be overstated.But when Jobs was just 24-years-old he was no fan of the camera. In fact his first appearance on TV in 1978 made him feel physically sick.This rare piece of video footage, filmed in San Francisco at TV Station KGO, has appeared on YouTube recently and shows a very nervous Jobs who openly admits to feeling sick while waiting to go live:You need to tell me where the restroom is too, because I’m deathly ill, actually, and ready to throw up at any moment, so… I’m not joking. Was he actually ill, or feeling sick purely because of the nerves? Either way, what a difference a few decades and a lot of experience makes to a man.Read more at Edible Applelast_img read more


September 21, 2019 0

Man found asleep in vehicle leads police on 30mile freeway chase to

first_img June 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: June 26, 2018 SOLANA BEACH (KUSI) – A high-speed chase that began when officers woke a man sleeping in his vehicle in the middle of a Chula Vista street ended over 30 miles away in Solana Beach early Tuesday morning, it was reported.The chase began in Chula Vista at Broadway and Palomar Street, where police found a man asleep in his vehicle. Police retrieved the man’s license before he sped off toward the 5 Freeway.The man drove at speeds up to 95 mph on the freeway as he was pursued by California Highway Patrol officers. He exited at Via de la Valle and officers successfully performed a PIT maneuver to stop his vehicle on a city street. The man was arrested after attempting to flee on foot.No one was injured. KUSI Newsroom, Man found asleep in vehicle leads police on 30-mile freeway chase to Solana Beachlast_img read more


September 17, 2019 0

Holdouts in Utah now letting gay couples wed

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY — The last of the Utah counties that were holding out on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples reversed course Thursday and decided to hand out licenses to all eligible applicants.Officials for the four holdouts — Box Elder, Utah, Piute and San Juan counties — told The Associated Press they made the decision to offer licenses to same-sex couples.County clerks say they had little choice after an appeals court Tuesday declined to intervene and halt gay marriage. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby on Friday ruled that Utah’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, sending gay couples rushing to clerk offices for licenses.The state is preparing an appeal.The Utah attorney general’s office had said counties could be held in contempt of federal court if they refused to comply.The holdouts said they decided to play it safe and obey Shelby’s ruling despite reservations and questions about their legal liability. Utah law makes it a misdemeanor for county clerks to sanction a same-sex marriage.San Juan County Clerk Norman Johnson said “what finalized it for me” was Gov. Gary Herbert’s order to state agencies to comply with Shelby’s decision and change procedures for the delivery of state services. To that end, the Utah Department of Workforce Services is recognizing gay couples for food-stamp and welfare benefits.last_img read more


September 16, 2019 0

West High senior to defend Alaskas national Poetry Out Loud title

first_imgWest Anchorage High School senior Shannon Croft takes a deep breath, then begins reciting John Keats’ “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be.Download AudioWest High School student Shannon Croft recites the poem “When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be.” at the 2016 Alaska State Poetry Out Loud Competition (Photo: YouTube screenshot)Her recitation of John Keats’ poem on Tuesday won her the state championship of Poetry Out Loud. It’s a classroom-based poetry program and this year, more than 3,600 students from 29 schools across Alaska participated.As state champion, Croft received a $200 cash prize, a $500 stipend to buy poetry books for her school, and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., for the national competition in May. Last year, West Anchorage High School student Maeva Ordaz, now a freshman at Columbia University, won the national competition.Thunder Mountain High School freshman Briannah Letter didn’t advance past the state finals this year, but she still got something out of the experience. Poetry Out Loud is also a chance to practice something many students dread — public speaking.“You should’ve seen me right before I went up for the school competition. My heart was pounding. I was breathing really heavily,” Letter said. “I realized that after the school competition and the district competition, I felt a lot better standing in front of those people. After this, I’ll be a lot more comfortable with my voice through a microphone and talking to people in general.”Letter’s mentor, Thunder Mountain English teacher Barbara Maier, said Poetry Out Loud is about encouraging students to develop memorization, analysis, and public speaking skills.“Kids grow just by standing up and presenting something to their peers,” Maier said. “Poetry Out Loud is a defined list of poems that have been chosen because they can be presented well. There’s that safety that no matter what they choose there’s something in that poem that a kid has to discover. They’re digging into really good literature and then playing with it standing up and presenting.”And, for Letter, it started out as a finals week assignment. By February, Letter had advanced through school and district Poetry Out Loud competitions, beating out more than 50 students for the chance to represent Juneau at the state competition.With finalists traveling from as far away as Shaktoolik and Unalaska, the state finals were also a chance to visit the capital city. Before the competition, finalists heard guest lectures from local artists, visited state representatives at the Capitol, and toured the Governor’s Mansion.Alaska state champion Shannon Croft heads to Washington, D.C., for the Poetry Out Loud national finals May 2 to 4. Croft will represent Alaska and defend Ordaz’s title.last_img read more


September 9, 2019 0

CBI Examines Nalini Chidambaram over ₹1 Cr Fee Paid by Saradha Group

first_imgThe Central Bureau of Investigation questioned senior advocate Nalini Chidambaram, the wife of former Union finance minister P Chidambaram, in Chennai on Saturday in relation to the Saradha Ponzi scheme.Nalini has been alleged to have accepted ₹1 crore as a fee by the Saradha Group for the duration of one-and-a-half years, according to sources.Based on the 18-page long letter, written by Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen to the CBI before his arrest in 2013, the probing team questioned Nalini, as her name was mentioned by Sen.”A team of senior officials from our Chennai unit went to Nalini Chidambaram’s office and she was examined,” Indian Express quoted a senior CBI official.However, Nalini has denied any involvement in the deal. “CBI officers wanted to know whether Mrs. Manoranjana Sinh had consulted me professionally. I told them ‘Yes, I was consulted,” Nalini replied, after being questioned by the CBI.CBI officials examined her and stated that Nalini would have to give them certain documents to establish her claims.”We would verify those documents now,” a CBI official pointed out.In the letter, Sen had mentioned Nalini as the advisor to former Congress minister Matang Sinh and his estranged wife Manoranjana. Sen wrote that the former couple wanted to sell their company named Positive Group to him. To settle the deal, Matang and Manoranjana took Sen to Nalini’s office in Chennai.Nalini counselled Sen to help Manoranjana to set up a TV channel in Guwahati, helping her with a ₹42 crore fund. Sen also alleged that he sponsored Nalini’s air fare and stay at the Taj Hotel in Kolkata, according to reports.last_img read more


September 5, 2019 0

BioWare to make Star Wars The Old Republic free to play

first_imgWhat many saw as inevitable has finally happened: BioWare has announced that its MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic is set to go free-to-play.The reason for this decision was made clear in a recent EA analyst conference call where SWTOR subscriber figures were sighted. The paying subscriber number stood at around 1.3 million last quarter, but have now slipped below 1 million just three months later. Clearly something had to be done, and like many other high-profile MMOs over the past few years, free-to-play looks to be the solution.A paid subscription account will remain in place at a cost of $14.99 and will offer up full access to the games’ features and all new content releases. Free accounts will be limited to Level 50 and have limited access to specific features as detailed in the chart below (click the image to see full size):Microtransactions will be handled via Cartel Coins, allowing players to buy gear and customize their characters. But BioWare is surely hopeful this permanent free account introduction will just attract more players to try the game for free and make the leap to a paid subscription.This isn’t the first time SWTOR has been free-to-play. BioWare experimented with the idea earlier this year when the game went free for Easter. Then BioWare introduced the ability to free play up to level 15 in June. Clearly these experiments must have seen some success, and coupled with a worryingly fast decline in subscribers, it must have been an easy decision to make the switch.If you’re interested in playing the game for free, BioWare plans to introduce the new free account in the fall.More at swtor.com, via VentureBeatlast_img read more


September 1, 2019 0

Walking crystals may lead to new field of crystal robotics

first_imgResearchers have demonstrated that tiny micrometer-sized crystals—just barely visible to the human eye—can “walk” inchworm-style across the slide of a microscope. Other crystals are capable of different modes of locomotion such as rolling, flipping, bending, twisting, and jumping. In the future, these moving crystals may open the doors to the development of crystal-based robots. Play Credit: Taniguchi et al. Crystals with other dimensions exhibit bending and flipping under temperature changes. In experiments, repeated heating and cooling cycles caused these crystals to quickly roll across a surface, attaining speeds of 16 mm/second. This was approximately 20,000 times faster than the walking crystals, which crawled along at just 3 mm/hour.As the researchers explain, the asymmetrical shapes of the crystals is the driving force of both types of locomotion. In particular, the walking crystals have a thickness gradient while the rolling crystals have a width gradient. Both varieties of crystal experience a phase transition at a critical temperature, and due to the asymmetry, this results in a shape change that is more pronounced at one end of the crystal than at the other. Journal information: Nature Communications PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Along with previous research that has demonstrated crystal motion in other types of crystals, the new results suggest that crystals appear to be promising candidates for robotics. In general, materials that respond to external stimuli, such as temperature changes, have potential applications as sensors, switches, and in a wide variety of other areas. The researchers, led by Hideko Koshima at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, have published a paper on walking and rolling crystals in a recent issue of Nature Communications.”We believe that this finding opens the doors to a new field of crystal robotics,” Koshima told Phys.org. “Currently, robots made from metals are rigid and heavy, making them unsuitable for daily interaction with humans. Our goal is to make symbiotic soft robots using mechanical crystals.”In their work, the researchers investigated asymmetric crystals derived from chiral azobenzene. In experiments, they showed that exposing the crystals to alternating hot and cold temperatures (changing between 120° and 160° C over the course of approximately 2 minutes) causes changes in the crystals’ shapes.Depending on their dimensions, some of the crystals repeatedly bend and straighten. Over repeated heating and cooling cycles, these shape changes translate into the mechanical motion of inchworm-like walking. Citation: Walking crystals may lead to new field of crystal robotics (2018, February 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-crystals-field-crystal-robotics.html Image and illustration of crystals that roll under alternating temperatures. Credit: Taniguchi et al.center_img More information: Takuya Taniguchi et al. “Walking and rolling of crystals induced thermally by phase transition.” Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02549-2 Images of crystals that “walk” like an inchworm by bending and straightening under alternating temperatures. Credit: Taniguchi et al. © 2018 Phys.org Explore further Robotic crystals that walk n’ roll This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

Smart Solar Solutions Market Report to Share Key Aspects of The

first_imgSmart Solar Solutions The recent research report on the global Smart Solar Solutions market presents the latest industry data and future trends, allowing you to recognize the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability of the market.The report offers an extensive analysis of key drivers, leading market players, key segments, and regions. Besides this, the experts have deeply studied different geographical areas and presented a competitive scenario to assist new entrants, leading market players, and investors determine emerging economies. These insights offered in the report would benefit market players to formulate strategies for the future and gain a strong position in the global market.Download Sample Copy @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3202362?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTop Market Players: GE Renewable Energy, SMA Solar Technology AG, SunEdison, ABB Group, Itron Inc., Echelon, SunPower, Trinasolar, Siemens AG, Schneider Electric, MobisolThe report begins with a brief introduction and market overview of the Smart Solar Solutions industry followed by its market scope and size. Next, the report provides an overview of market segmentation such as type, application, and region. The drivers, limitations, and opportunities for the market are also listed, along with current trends and policies in the industry.The report provides a detailed study of the growth rate of every segment with the help of charts and tables. Furthermore, various regions related to the growth of the market are analyzed in the report. These regions include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. Besides this, the research demonstrates the growth trends and upcoming opportunities in every region.Analysts have revealed that the Smart Solar Solutions market has shown several significant developments over the past few years. The report offers sound predictions on market value and volume that can be beneficial for the market players, investors, stakeholders, and new entrants to gain detailed insights and obtain a leading position in the market.Additionally, the report offers an in-depth analysis of key market players functioning in the global Smart Solar Solutions industry.The research presents the performance of each player active in the global Smart Solar Solutions market. It also offers a summary and highlights the current advancements of each player in the market. This piece of data is a great source of study material for the investors and stakeholders interested in the market. In addition, the report offers insights on suppliers, buyers, and merchants in the market. Along with this, a comprehensive analysis of consumption, market share, and growth rate of each application is offered for the historic period.The report clearly shows that the Smart Solar Solutions industry has achieved remarkable progress since 2019 with numerous significant developments boosting the growth of the market. This report is prepared based on a detailed assessment of the industry by experts. To conclude, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other experts in search of factual data on supply, demand, and future predictions would find the report valuable.Avail Discount on Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3202362?utm_source=ANIL-HTNTable of ContentsChapter 1 provides an overview of Smart Solar Solutions market, containing global revenue, global production, sales, and CAGR. The forecast and analysis of Smart Solar Solutions market by type, application, and region are also presented in this chapter.Chapter 2 is about the market landscape and major players. It provides competitive situation and market concentration status along with the basic information of these players.Chapter 3 provides a full-scale analysis of major players in Smart Solar Solutions industry. The basic information, as well as the profiles, applications and specifications of products market performance along with Business Overview are offered.Chapter 4 gives a worldwide view of Smart Solar Solutions market. It includes production, market share revenue, price, and the growth rate by type.Chapter 5 focuses on the application of Smart Solar Solutions, by analyzing the consumption and its growth rate of each application.Chapter 6 is about production, consumption, export, and import of Smart Solar Solutions in each region.Chapter 7 pays attention to the production, revenue, price and gross margin of Smart Solar Solutions in markets of different regions. The analysis on production, revenue, price and gross margin of the global market is covered in this part.Chapter 8 concentrates on manufacturing analysis, including key raw material analysis, cost structure analysis and process analysis, making up a comprehensive analysis of manufacturing cost.Chapter 9 introduces the industrial chain of Smart Solar Solutions. Industrial chain analysis, raw material sources and downstream buyers are analyzed in this chapter.Chapter 10 provides clear insights into market dynamics.Chapter 11 prospects the whole Smart Solar Solutions market, including the global production and revenue forecast, regional forecast. It also foresees the Smart Solar Solutions market by type and application.Chapter 12 concludes the research findings and refines all the highlights of the study.Chapter 13 introduces the research methodology and sources of research data for your understanding.About Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail: help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more


August 29, 2019 0